Cove

Cove is a little slice of heaven located on the eastern edge of the Grande Ronde Valley in Union County, Oregon. Cove is on the valley’s eastern slope, nestled between the Wallowa Mountains and adjacent ridges. Cove’s name comes from the niche created by the base of Mt. Fanny, Mill Creek, and the ridges to the south. Cove is a small community with approximately 680 people within city limits. Another 1,200 people live in the greater Cove area.  Cove has a public library, K-12 charter school, corner market and fueling station, volunteer fire department, styling salon, steakhouse, and, of course, the Cove Drive-in. A wide array of home-based businesses are a testament to Cove’s robust entrepreneurial spirit.

Cove has been a fruit production center for over 100 years. Today, approximately 500 acres of commercial orchards, planted mostly to sweet cherries and peaches, grace the hillsides above town. Livestock production and processing, field crops, and small-scale produce growers make up the remaining farm operations.

For more information, visit https://coveoregon.org/

Cove

Population

Total Population

575

Population
Growth Rate

0.44%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

24.100

Housing & Income

Households

249

Total Housing Units

262


Owner Occupied

187

Renter Occupied

62

Vacant

13

Median Home Value

$326,712


Average Home Value

$352,807

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.40%


Per Capita Income

4.11%

Income Projection

Median Household

$63,693 $81,690


Average Household

$93,499 $114,821


Per Capita

$37,233 $45,533

Workforce

Total Businesses

15

Total Employed

87

Workers 16+

292

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

4

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

23

Graduated
High School

123

Associates
Degree

30

Bachelor's
Degree

94

Graduate
Degree

45

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

264

Non-Resident Commuters

17

Drive Alone

244

Carpooled

14

Public

2

Work At Home

14


Add to Report View Custom Report